NASCAR Mexico Series Champion German Quiroga to Make Truck Series Debut for KBM at New Hampshire
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that two-time defending NASCAR Mexico Series Champion German Quiroga will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the F.W. Webb 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday, Sept. 24. Quiroga has signed a one-race deal to pilot KBM's No. 51 Toyota Tundra with sponsorship from Telcel, the leading provider of wireless communications services in Mexico.
With four races remaining on the 2011 NASCAR Mexico Series schedule, Quiroga currently holds a 110-point lead in his quest for a third-consecutive championship. In 10 races this season, the 31 year old has collected one win, captured two poles and recorded five second-place finishes. In addition to his two Mexico Series championships, the Mexico City native has finished second in the points twice and his 15 career victories rank second in series history.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to represent Telcel, my fellow Mexicans and all of Latin America driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway," Quiroga said. "I want to thank God for this opportunity, my family for their loving support and Carlos Slim and Jimmy Morales for believing in me the last five years. I have worked hard to win two championships and achieve a successful career racing in the NASCAR Mexico Series and promise to work harder than ever to assure that my success continues as I strive to achieve new goals. I believe that to continue my growth as a professional driver, the logical next step is to explore opportunities to drive NASCAR in the United States and I hope that this weekend's race is just the beginning of a long and prosperous relationship with Kyle Busch Motorsports."
"Over the last few years German has established himself as the premier driver in the NASCAR Mexico Series by winning races and capturing back-to-back championships," said KBM General Manager Rick Ren. "This one-race deal is an opportunity for him to test the waters in the Truck Series and evaluate if driving in this series full-time is something he would like to pursue. The strong international presence we currently have in the Truck Series with Max Papis, Miguel Paludo and Nelson Piquet Jr is a major reason that our fan base continues to grow and our television ratings continue to increase. Adding German to the mix would be great for this series and we look forward to providing him with a positive experience on and off the track this weekend."
Quiroga posted a respectable 12th-place finish in the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway in January. In his lone NASCAR Nationwide Series start, he led nine laps and finished 20th in the 2007 Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. Quiroga's NASCAR resume also includes six NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts during the 2007 season, including the New England 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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